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Dubai to Add the World’s First Rotating Skyscraper to Its Skyline by 2020

Dubai to Add the World’s First Rotating Skyscraper to Its Skyline by 2020

00 Dubai will be home to the first rotating skyscraper, dubbed the “Dynamic Tower” which is expected to be completed in 2020. The 42-meter skyscraper will be made of a series of 80-story-high rotating condos each costing a whopping $30 million. [Image Source: Your Discovery Science via YouTube] The Architect David Fisher, an Israeli-Italian architect, is planning the first ever rotating skyscraper in Dubai. First proposed in 2008, the “Dynamic Tower” is the “first building designed in four dimensions”, said Fisher. “In other…

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These Three Solar Plants in Chile Could Change the Solar Energy Game

These Three Solar Plants in Chile Could Change the Solar Energy Game

00 Chile could be the next major world leader in solar power. The government recently approved three solar thermal plants from SolarReserve, a US-based company. Combined, these sites are expected to produce electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That’s 450 MW of continual power. It could generate up to 2,600 GWh each year. Rather than using traditional solar panels, thousands of solar mirrors concentrate heat into one central point called a thermal…

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Dutch Town Installs Ground Level Traffic Lights for Smartphone Addicts

Dutch Town Installs Ground Level Traffic Lights for Smartphone Addicts

00  In 2014, the National Safety Council of America released their annual Injury and Fatality report, which revealed that 26 percent of the nation’s traffic accidents resulted from cell phone use while driving. Texting was only 5 percent of the total cause of collisions, while a vast majority included talking on mobile devices, including those using hands-free operation. The distraction of a mobile device has been compared to driving while intoxicated; and in some countries,…

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Uber’s Self-Driving Cars to Hit the Streets of California for Permit Test

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars to Hit the Streets of California for Permit Test

00 After much discussion and dispute, Uber will finally put its self-driving cars back on the streets of California for a practice run. However, it will be sans passengers for now. The taxi company got the permit to test two Honda SUVs on California public roads, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. The state also approved 48 backup drivers to ride with the car in the event the car malfunctions during testing. Just because…

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SALT Gun: A Self-Defense Weapon That Shoots Pepper Spray Capsules

SALT Gun: A Self-Defense Weapon That Shoots Pepper Spray Capsules

00 SALT is a non-lethal, self-defense gun. The weapon has been created by a start-up company called Salt Supply . This gun is more akin to a paintball gun than a more traditional firearm. This weapon lets you defend yourself against attackers in a simple, clean and more importantly, non-lethal way. It’s also non-lethal for the user or anyone who accidentally finds it. Instead of bullets SALT gun fires small rounds filled with a powdered chemical that…

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Top 7 Technology Trends in 2017 That Are Moving Faster Than Ever

Top 7 Technology Trends in 2017 That Are Moving Faster Than Ever

00 2016 has been an amazing year for all technology enthusiasts with the pioneering technology trends that were available. With the progressing year, the technology diversified ways in which we could communicate and retrieve the information from the pocket fitting devices. Technologies such as IoT, automation, and cognitive computing moved beyond the conceptual stages in 2016. As the year takes up, companies throughout the world are developing their business strategies. In order to move forward in…

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Ten of the Deadliest Attack Submarines in the World

Ten of the Deadliest Attack Submarines in the World

00 What are the best attack submarines in the world? Can you really call a war machine great? Shut up and tell me which ones are the best! Ok, let’s find out. Using an analysis of the vessel’s offensive capability, stealth and other features we’ll explore some of the most advanced machines in the world. Yeah right, they have to look the business too! Designed and built to hunt and destroy hostile submarines and ships,…

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The Weather Channel Uses Augmented Reality for Safety Demonstration

The Weather Channel Uses Augmented Reality for Safety Demonstration

00 Augmented reality isn’t just left for Pokemon Go players anymore, in fact, the Weather Channel has started implementing it in their broadcasts to make the news just a little bit more real. Augmented reality is being used in a wide variety of industrial and corporate applications to train workers or sell products. Probably the most famous example of implemented augmented reality technology is that of Pokemon Go. While that app’s popularity has faded a…

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World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Breaks 24 Hour Power Generation Record

World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Breaks 24 Hour Power Generation Record

00 A wind turbine unveiled in Denmark is setting the bar high for wind energy. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind group debuted its V164, an 8-megawatt turbine that can hit 9 MW under specific conditions. It generated almost 216,000 kWh in just 24 hours during its testing phase. That’s enough power to sustain roughly 7,200 US homes for an entire day, or one American home for nearly 20 years. The massive level of output parallels the…

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Scientists Create Human-Pig Hybrids to Grow Organs for Transplant

Scientists Create Human-Pig Hybrids to Grow Organs for Transplant

00 Published in the journal Cell last week, researchers have successfully created the first human-pig hybrids by growing human cells inside early-stage embryos. This breakthrough raises the prospect of growing human organs in non-human hosts.   As of November 2016, there were 121,678 people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in the U.S of which 100,791 were awaiting kidney transplants. These human-pig hybrids could reduce these figures by producing organs for transplantation that are similar enough…

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